The DAI was renowned for its graphic capabilities but was too expensive !
A lot of peripherals were developped for this computer : a hard disk (8 MB), several floppy disk drives and even a robot !! The DAI can run under CP/M.
Walter Belgers reports us that this system was chosen for a television course on computers in the Netherlands, instead of a computer made by Texas Instruments. What TI then did was to stop selling EPROMs to DAI. In 1983, TI was one of the few manufacturers of EPROM's, so DAI had many problems delivering the systems and almost went bankrupt.
Ahh, used to drool over the articles in the colored magazines dealing in personal computers, Personal Computer World being the king, so to speak. And the DAI was much drooled over. In the end, Tiki-100 won out… :)
Monday 20th January 2014
Peter Udbjørg (Oslo, Norway)
Dear DAI fans, I uploaded to Youtube a couple of video clips done with DAI PC in 1982 and 1983. Check: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdiYVKSpwr5HSW_FVxCHhVA/videos or search Youtube for DAI computer. Please contact me if you have DAI PC memorabilia. user33 /at/ hrdesignstudio /dot/ com. Thanks. Tom
Saturday 23rd February 2013
Tom DAI (Australia)
Have you always this Dai? I am interested in purchasing this type of computer.
Monday 7th January 2013
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